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Main Line dermatologist tackles sun safety

As a mother, Erum Ilyas worried about her children’s sun safety. Was their sunscreen washing off in the pool? Were their clothes properly protecting them? Did they slather on SPF before heading to the beach with friends?

As a doctor, those concerns extended to her patients. The most common cancer in the U.S., an estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association.

Seeing the frustrations her patients had with finding adequate protection from harmful UV rays, Ilyas began formulating an idea. “There’s always this assumption that if I’m wearing clothing, my skin underneath the clothing should be just fine. I just have to worry about the exposed areas,” said Ilyas, who practices at Schweiger Dermatology Group in King of Prussia and Audubon. “There’s a false sense of security.”



Source : PHL Inno – The Creators: Main Line dermatologist tackles sun safety while growing her business via QVC Edited By, Lisa Dukart

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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